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The workout-friendly makeup you need to know about

The workout-friendly makeup you need to know about
View Gigi Gordon's profile

At long last, we have workout-friendly makeup that's sweat-proof, non-comedogenic and long-lasting. No – you’re not dreaming. Changing the way beauty looks, Skin in Motion's makeup is specifically designed for exercise, bringing you the benefits of makeup without damaging your skin. Founded by the celebrity makeup artist, Gia Mills, this range introduces new possibilities for beauty.

You no longer have to choose between coverage and clogging your pores, Gia’s workout-friendly makeup will see you through the day from sunrise to sunset. Designed for those with exercise filled lives, these fuss-free formulas can be worn for your morning meeting, exercise class and dinner party. As if that wasn’t ground-breaking enough, each formula comes is a minimally designed bottle to reduce plastic waste, as well as being 100% recyclable.

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1. Start with a breathable, sweat-proof base

  • Skin In Motion Ltd Work IT Tinted Moisturiser 30ml (Various Shades)

    Skin In Motion Ltd Work IT Tinted Moisturiser 30ml (Various Shades)

    5 Stars 5 Reviews
    £25.00

If you want to have coverage during your workouts without damaging your skin, Skin in Motion’s Tinted Moisturiser has got you covered. Specially designed for exercise, this tinted moisturiser stays firmly in place against sweat and humidity. Long wearing and non-comedogenic, the formula offers flawless coverage without triggering a breakout. Thanks to the lightweight consistency, this advanced formula provides sweat-proof coverage while still letting your skin breathe.

Why not try:

  • Shiseido Suncare Sports BB Cream SPF 50+ 30ml (Various Shades)

    Shiseido Suncare Sports BB Cream SPF 50+ 30ml (Various Shades)

    5 Stars 2 Reviews
    £32.00
  • Shiseido Sports SPF50+ BB Cream 30ml (Various Shades)

    Shiseido Sports SPF50+ BB Cream 30ml (Various Shades)

    3.8 Stars 5 Reviews
    £30.00
  • Clinique Moisture Surge SPF25 Sheertint Hydrator - Universal Light Medium 40ml

    Clinique Moisture Surge SPF25 Sheertint Hydrator - Universal Light Medium 40ml

    4.38 Stars 13 Reviews
    £31.00

2. Go in with a waterproof mascara

  • Skin In Motion Ltd Lift IT Waterproof Mascara - Black 8ml

    Skin In Motion Ltd Lift IT Waterproof Mascara - Black 8ml

    5 Stars 4 Reviews
    £20.00

Once your base is set in place, you can open the eyes with a waterproof mascara. The Lift IT Waterproof Mascara is an excellent choice, creating longer and fuller looking lashes while remaining completely exercise-proof. Multi-talented, this mascara lifts and nourishes lashes at the same time, bridging the gap between skincare and makeup. Forget panda eyes, this high-performance formula stays perfectly in place wherever you may be and no matter what you're doing.

Gia’s Top Tip:

“If lifting your lashes is something you like to do along with lifting weights, but hate getting that panda eye look, here is my top tip. Before you workout, or even at the start of the day, give your eyes a jolly good lash curl.”

Gia Recommends:

  • Tweezerman Rose Gold Classic Lash Curler

    Tweezerman Rose Gold Classic Lash Curler

    4.67 Stars 3 Reviews
    £17.00

Why not try: 

  • Eyeko Yoga Waterproof Mascara

    Eyeko Yoga Waterproof Mascara

    3.7 Stars 10 Reviews
    £6.00
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara - Black 8ml

    Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara - Black 8ml

    3.17 Stars 23 Reviews
    £22.00
  • Clinique Lash Power Mascara - Black 6ml

    Clinique Lash Power Mascara - Black 6ml

    4.47 Stars 19 Reviews
    £20.50

3. Protect and hydrate lips with a tinted balm

  • Skin In Motion Ltd Plump IT SPF30 Tinted Lip Balm Sheer Berry 15ml

    Skin In Motion Ltd Plump IT SPF30 Tinted Lip Balm Sheer Berry 15ml

    5 Stars 4 Reviews
    £17.00

Lips need protection, too! Winter is the worst time for chapped lips, and the cold can dehydrate or crack the skin. Running outdoors exposes your skin to the elements, so it’s best to protect it.

With a tinted lip balm, not only do you give the lips the moisture they need, you also benefit from a subtle pop of colour. The Plump IT SPF30 Tinted Lip Balm comes in a flattering berry shade, coating the lips with a lightweight, luxurious formula. Shea Butter softens and conditions the skin while Hyaluronate technology plumps, giving the appearance of a fuller pout. As if that wasn't enough, Skin in Motion’s balm even offers UV protection against the sun’s rays, giving the lips everything they could need.

Why not try:

  • Lanolips Tinted SPF30 Balm - Perfect Nude 12.5g

    Lanolips Tinted SPF30 Balm - Perfect Nude 12.5g

    4.22 Stars 9 Reviews
    £8.99
  • Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF15 15g

    Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF15 15g

    5 Stars 8 Reviews
    £18.00
  • NARS Afterglow Lip Balm (Various Shades)

    NARS Afterglow Lip Balm (Various Shades)

    4.67 Stars 42 Reviews
    £23.00

Gia’s Top Tip:

“As a makeup artist, I see many people at this time of year with super chapped lips. Exercise and the cold can dehydrate and crack lips, so protection is key. Pre sweating, use a longwearing moisturising lip balm, ideally with an SPF to protect your pout.”

4. Post-workout, refresh the skin with a cooling mist

  • Skin In Motion Ltd Cool IT Mist 50ml

    Skin In Motion Ltd Cool IT Mist 50ml

    5 Stars 2 Reviews
    £20.00

Through sweat, the skin can lose a lot of its essential moisture and become dry, so it’s important to rehydrate. Immediately applying moisturiser post-workout can lead to breakouts, so it's better to go in with something a little more lightweight. A cooling mist effortlessly boosts your moisture levels, quenching the skin without clogging the pores. The Cool It Mist uses Hyaluronic Acid to draw and lock moisture into the complexion, while Glicirretic Acid calms, helping to reduce the post-workout redness.

Gia’s Top Tip:

“Loss of water and hydration during and after exercising is the number one skin damager. But applying any form of cream or gel moisturiser is not easy with hot sweaty skin. Instead, try a super hydrating cooling mist. Think of them as a drink of water for the face, moisture in a mist.”

Why not try:

  • Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Calming Mist (100ml)

    Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Calming Mist (100ml)

    5 Stars 5 Reviews
    £38.00
  • PIXI Glow Mist 80ml

    PIXI Glow Mist 80ml

    4.61 Stars 41 Reviews
    £16.00
  • PIXI Hydrating Milky Mist 80ml

    PIXI Hydrating Milky Mist 80ml

    4.8 Stars 50 Reviews
    £16.00
  • Dr.Jart+ Ceramidin Cream Mist 50ml

    Dr.Jart+ Ceramidin Cream Mist 50ml

    4.8 Stars 10 Reviews
    £13.00
View Gigi Gordon's profile
As a haircare obsessive, I’m always on the lookout for new products and methods that will define my crown. I can never stick with a hairstyle for too long, and I love to pair minimal makeup with a bold lip. I specialise in haircare, with a mission to make all hair types and textures look and feel fantastic. If you’re after a new routine or product – I’m your girl, I’ve tried every haircare challenge and all the curl creams I can get my hands on. I couldn’t live without my wash-and-go routine, and I follow the Curly Girl Method religiously. Unable to find my perfect salon, I’ve always cut, braided and dyed my own hair, working as a freelance hairdresser since 2016. Although I’m a long-time fanatic, I’ve been writing about beauty since 2019, working with haircare specialists from Cantu, Boucleme and Mielle Organics to uncover the best tricks and tips. Felicia Leatherwood is my haircare guru, and Scary Spice is my all-time icon.
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